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Robin Summers (born August 3)

Robin began her writing career in high school, thanks to an insightful (and perhaps a tiny bit pushy) English teacher who, having decided that Robin was not living up to her potential, gave her extra, non-graded homework over her winter break: to read Douglas Adams's The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Helene Hanff's Q's Legacy. In those pages Robin discovered how far good writing and a vivid imagination could take a reader, and she has been writing ever since.

Robin's debut novel, After the Fall, is the winner of two 2012 Golden Crown Literary Society Awards, two 2011 Rainbow Awards for LGBT Fiction and Non-fiction, and a 2011 Lesbian Fiction Readers Choice Award.​

Robin is an Illinois native who works in public policy in Washington, DC. She lives in Pittsburgh, PA.

After the Fall won a 2011 Rainbow Award as Best Lesbian Contemporary Romance and Best Lesbian Debut.

Further Readings:

After the Fall by Robin Summers
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (July 19, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1602822344
ISBN-13: 978-1602822344
Amazon: After the Fall
Amazon Kindle: After the Fall

When the world ends, what’s left to care about?

Taylor Stone is no hero. She has three simple rules for life after the plague: Keep moving. Keep to yourself. Don’t get involved. The plague took a particular joy in killing the women of the world, making it that much harder for the few who survived. The only thing that matters since she escaped from a small farm outside of Pittsburgh is the truth waiting at the end of her journey home. The rest of the world, or what’s left of it, can go straight to Hell as far as she’s concerned.

When a group of survivors offers her food and shelter, she is more than happy to spend a few days, take what she needs, and get out, like she always does. But in a place called Burninghead Farm, despite all her rules and plans, Taylor finds a group of people who have more to offer than the basics of survival. Most of all, there is Kate, a woman who makes Taylor realize love is still alive and makes her dream of a future she thought was no longer possible. If only Taylor can find the courage to fight for it.

It turns out that the end of the world isn’t about the end of the world at all, but about what happens after.

More Rainbow Awards at my website: elisarolle.com, Rainbow Awards/2011


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